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Korean MFDS Proposes Ban of 5mm Microbeads in Cosmetics

November 7, 2016

The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its ‘Proposed Amendments to the "Regulation on Safety Standards etc of Cosmetics".’

The notified document specifically proposes the ban of use of microbeads, with less than or equal to 5 mm in size, in cosmetics.

Comments may be submitted until December 5, 2016.